On this tour, experience the unique maritime flair of the Port of Hamburg. Discover the many facets and impressive dimensions of the port and learn…
Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic…
Experience Hamburg from a unique perspective on this 2-hour guided walk through the city center, taking in sites such as the Town Hall and Elbe…
Discover the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on this tour of Hamburg and profit from the knowledge of an expert guide. Stroll through the historic…
Experience an exciting 1-hour harbor cruise in Hamburg and explore the city from the water. See the warehouse district, the HafenCity, the numerous…
Take a HafenCity culinary tour and visit the Elbphilharmonie and Speicherstadt. Savor tasty international appetizers in up to 5 great restaurants.
On this 3.5-hour bike tour you’ll see all the main sights in Hamburg. Experience the charm of the Speicherstadt and HafenCity, see St. Michaelis…
Visit the new landmark attraction of Hamburg and get a beautiful view of the harbor from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza on a guided walking tour of this…
Discover Hamburg your way with a Hop On/Hop Off Ticket. Get on and off as often as you want at all stops, or take it easy, stay on the bus, and enjoy…
Top sights in Hamburg
HafenCity is one of the most exciting urban projects in Europe. As envisioned in the master plan of 2000, Hamburg's old warehouse district is transforming into a vibrant area featuring fascinating architecture and brimming with restaurants, bars and museums.
Ten floors tall, the gorgeous Kaispeicher B is Hamburg's oldest warehouse and home to the International Maritime Museum, offering insight into the city's rich shipping history.
This 13-meter-tall tower was purposely built as a viewing platform. Climb to the top for a beautiful view of the entire HafenCity, with information on the current developments.
Perfect for a picturesque break, the Magellan Terraces is a futuristic park on the waterfront. In the summer, it's regularly host to outdoor events and concerts.
Don't let its dry-sounding name throw you off. The German Customs Museum is actually a thrilling experience, charting Hamburg's long and wild history of illegal smuggling.
Though still under construction, this modernist concert hall built atop an old warehouse, designed by world-famous architects Herzog & de Meuron, is a wonder to behold.
As one of the HafenCity's greatest pleasures is simply walking around and admiring the incredible architecture and views across the water, it's best to visit on a sunny day. Considering Hamburg's famously capricious weather, your best bet is during the summer months.
It's very difficult to find a good parking spot at HafenCity, so you're better off with public transport. Just take the U-Bahn (subway) line U4 to either Überseequartier or HafenCity University stations and you'll find yourself in the heart of the HafenCity.
- When should I visit?As part of Hamburg, HafenCity is open all day, every day!
- Is it expensive?It's free to visit, but you'll want to set aside a budget for food and entertainment.
- Will I need a guide?With so much to see, it's a great idea!
- How to get thereTake the U4 to the Überseequartier or HafenCity University station.
- Additional information*HafenCity at night is a different world, so try to stick around after the sun goes down for a bit!
What people are saying about HafenCity
If you're going to Hamburg and the weather is good, I'd recommend that you go on a river boat cruise. You get to see and learn about other parts of Hamburg that you wouldn't necessarily know about or see. The audio guide was in English which is handy if you cannot speak German!
Close up of operating dry docks, gliding down the canals, beer flowing from the bar - what’s not to like. If only it were in English! Weather permitting, try to sit outside. The information for the meeting point was not correct. We could have missed the tour.
Fabulous tour of the canals and port. A rare opportunity to see the port working. The highlight of our quick trip through Hamburg. The live guide is in german so we did not understand but unlike most tours you could hear him clearly from outside. We were given a guide pamphlet in english. Highly recommended.
It was fascinating to see the wide range of activity around the harbour from the canal & warehouses to the container and cruise ships. Very clear and humorous commentary in English.
Our guide Sybille was awesome. She was so much motivated and had profound and detailed knowledge about HH Hafencity and the Elbphilharmonie. That went from history to architecture and social aspects of the area. I recommend the tour.